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Southbank Shopping Guide

May 4th, 2019 | by Ella Stern

South Bank Shopping Guide

South Bank is your go - to shopping destination for unique and artisan gifts. If you are looking for something different, something no one else has...step right this way. With the likes of Oxo Tower Wharf housing independent design shops, the Southbank Centre shop selling original design led products and Imperial War Museum that holds gifts that treasure stories from war – its impossible not to find something special.


  • Oxo Tower Wharf

    Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designers that London has to offer. If you're looking for artisan and ethical pieces, some that are even made right here in South Bank - look no further. Shops such as ‘Moxon.’ are dedicated to discovering the best in design, sourcing original products from some the best emerging designers.

    Opening times: 
    (may vary from shop to shop)

    Oxo Tower Wharf
  • Imperial War Museum Shop

    The Imperial War Museum records and tells the stories of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict since 1914. Your purchases ensure these stories are heard. On of our top picks is ‘Love Letter's of the Great War’- a book that brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever written. Many of the letters collected here are eloquent declarations of love and longing; others contain wrenching accounts of fear, jealousy and betrayal; and a number share sweet dreams of home.

    Purchase here. 



    IWM London
  • Southbank Centre Shop

    Based in the Southbank Centre, the shop presents a range of design led and stylish interiors, exclusive designer collaborations, ceramics, textiles, prints and jewellery, plus a diverse range of books selected by Hayward Gallery’s curatorial team. The vibrant array of captivating products reflect the Southbank Centre's diverse festival programme.

    We love the iconic 'Be Nice' tea towel by artist, David Schrigley. 

    Purchase here.   

    Monday - Friday: 10am - 9pm
    Saturday: 10am - 8pm
    Sunday & Public Holidays: 12 noon - 8pm

    Southbank Centre Shop - Royal Festival Hall
  • Gabriel's Wharf

    The arty enclave, Gabriel's Wharf, offers unique shopping, from jewellery and fashion, to fair-trade furnishings and affordable artwork. Our pick is independent shop, The Garden Shack. 

    Plants we are told create a healthy home. And if you are stuck with what to buy someone this year, we think an indoor plant is the perfect unlikely and fail safe present. You will find heaps of green inspiration at The Garden Shack, the urban Oasis, tucked within Gabriel's Wharf. Head over to find a wealth of plants and pots, to make someones home feel lighter and brighter.

    Find out more here. 

    Gabriel's Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London, England SE1 9PP United Kingdom

    Gabriel's Wharf
  • BFI Shop

    The light and bright BFI Shop sells film and TV-related books, DVDs and gifts to satisfy the general enthusiast, the dedicated student and the developing practitioner.

    Enjoy your peruse. 

    Opening times:

    11:00-20:30 seven days a week.

    BFI Southbank
  • Hayward Gallery Shop

    Hayward Gallery Shop, Southbank Centre 

    Hayward Gallery Shop for exclusive designer collaborations, ceramics, textiles, prints and jewellery, as well a diverse range of books selected by Hayward Gallery’s curatorial team.

    Find out more.

    Southbank Centre
  • National Theatre Bookshop

    The National Theatre Bookshop offers an unrivalled selection of playtexts and specialist performing arts titles, as well as a carefully curated range of books and gifts. 

    Opening hours are 

    Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 6pm.

    Shop online here. 

    National Theatre

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Oxo Tower Wharf

    The Oxo Tower
    Bargehouse Street
    South Bank
    London SE1 9PH 

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  • 2 - IWM London

    Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ 

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  • 3 - Southbank Centre Shop - Royal Festival Hall

    Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Road

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  • 4 - Gabriel's Wharf

    Gabriel’s Wharf,
    56 Upper Ground,
    South Bank,
    SE1 9PP

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  • 5 - BFI Southbank

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XT 

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  • 6 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 7 - National Theatre

    Upper Ground, South Bank
    SE1 9PX 

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